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Jar of pickled red onions.
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Pickled Red Onions

These pickled red onions are little bites of tangy heaven. They are THE side to serve with your platter of BBQ and are a perfect compliment to pork, beef, sausage, or chicken.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pickled Red Onions
Servings: 16
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup salt


  • Cut the onion. Using a sharp knife, cut the onion into very thin slices.
  • Make the pickling juice. Heat the apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until all ingredients have dissolved. Remove from heat and cool.
  • Add the onions. Add the sliced onions to a wide-mouth mason jar. Pour the pickling juice over the onions until they are fully submerged in the liquid.
  • Pickle the onions. Tightly screw a lid on the jar. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Use and store. Onions can be stored in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.



Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg